US IPO Weekly Recap: A quiet week ahead of 2018's final stretch

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No companies went public this past week, during the post-Thanksgiving lull.

Three healthcare deals joined the IPO calendar for next week. Messenger RNA developer  Moderna ( MRNA ) is the week's largest offering, aiming to raise $500 million in the biggest biotech IPO ever. 

There were no new IPO filings, aside from two SPACs. Blank check company  Andina Acquisition III ( ANDAU ) filed to raise $100 million to acquire a business in Latin America, while Chardan Healthcare Acquisition ( CHACU ) filed to raise $70 million as it explores a healthcare business to acquire. Therefore, what is currently in  the IPO pipeline  is what can go public in 2018; others will have to wait.

The IPO Index climbed 4.0% this past week, though it is still well below its level before the sell-off that began in October.

2 SPAC Filings During the Week of November 26th, 2018
Sector Lead
Andina Acquisition III ( ANDAU ) $100M SPAC Cowen
Blank check company formed to acquire a business in Latin America.
Chardan Healthcare Acq. ( CHACU ) $70M SPAC Chardan
Blank check company formed by Chardan to acquire a healthcare business.

The article US IPO Weekly Recap: A quiet week ahead of 2018's final stretch originally appeared on IPO investment manager Renaissance Capital's web site renaissancecapital.com.

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